Microlearning: Become a Virtual Moderator


Wednesday, April 20, 2022




Register at: https://hr.umich.edu/working-u-m/professional-development/courses/microlearning-becoming-virtual-moderator

The role of a virtual moderator is vital to any online presentation or meeting and ensures a seamless experience for the participants. In this session, you will learn how to manage participants in your sessions while providing a positive interactive experience.

You will learn to:

  • Confidently open a session, including reading housekeeping rules and introducing the facilitator(s)
  • Utilize engagement strategies
  • Determine which Zoom settings are best to use for any event
  • Ensure all participants’ accessibility needs are met
  • Manage seamless transitions between facilitators, screen sharing or other program aspects

You will benefit by:

  • Enhancing your networking and communication skills
  • Gaining tools to avoid or handle any virtual issues that can (and do) go wrong
  • Obtaining the ability to join the Moderator Engagement Program (MEP), with quarterly meetings to further your skills (both technical and interpersonal)
  • Increasing your moderation experience through helpful tools, practice sessions and shadowing colleagues


Any U-M faculty or staff member who is interested in learning about virtual moderation